Get Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture

If you are considering acupuncture treatment, it is likely that you have questions. The best way to get answers to those questions is to contact Greg Jackson Law at (817) 926-1003. In the meantime, keep reading to get answers to some of the questions we are most frequently asked.

What is acupuncture and how does it work?

Acupuncture is the technique of inserting tiny, solid, metallic needles into the skin, which are subsequently stimulated by the practitioner’s hands using gentle and precise motions, or by electrical stimulation, to relieve pain and promote healing.

Acupuncture is a component of the ancient tradition of Traditional Chinese medicine, which dates back thousands of years. Those who practice traditional Chinese medicine believe that the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture sites that are connected by channels or meridians. This network of channels facilitates the movement of energy (Qi, pronounced “chee”) throughout the body, which is essential for general health. A disruption in the flow of energy can result in illness. It is believed that by applying acupuncture to certain sites, the flow of Qi would be improved, resulting in improved health.

What does an acupuncture session feel like?

Acupuncture is performed using needles that are as thin as a human hair. The majority of people experience just minor discomfort once the needle is placed. The needle is placed to a position where a sense of pressure or discomfort is felt as a result of the procedure. During the therapy, the needles may be heated or a small electric current may be given. Acupuncture has been reported to provide some people with an increased sense of vigor. Others claim to be in a calm state.

When the needle is not placed correctly, it might create discomfort during the treatment. Needles must be sterilized before to use in order to avoid infection. That is why it is critical to get treatment from an acupuncture practitioner who is trained in treating your condition. Acupuncture needles are regulated by the FDA in the same way as other medical devices are, through the application of good manufacturing practices and single-use requirements of sterility.

What is the effect of acupuncture on the body?

The central nervous system is stimulated by acupuncture sites and chemicals are released into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain, causing them to contract. In addition to promoting physical and mental well-being, these biochemical changes have the potential to activate the body’s inherent healing powers and promote recovery.

Studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have demonstrated that acupuncture is a successful therapy, either alone or in conjunction with conventional treatments, for many conditions. If you are interested in learning more or setting an appointment, contact Greg Jackson Law at (817) 926-1003.